Lehigh Valley Preliminary 2018 Roster

The Lehigh Valley IronPigs released a preliminary roster for Opening Day, which is subject to change prior to April 6th when the ‘Pigs open the season in Pawtucket.

This year’s team is guided by first-year manager Gary Jones, who previously served as the third base coach under Joe Maddon on the 2016 World Series Champion Chicago Cubs.

Of the players on this year’s roster, 11 were among the top 50 prospects and 13 were among the top 80 prospects on the 2018 PBI Prospect Report.

Pitchers
Drew Anderson – RHP
Pedro Beato – RHP
Ranfi Casimiro – RHP
Zac Curtis – LHP
Austin Davis – LHP
Enyel De Los Santos – RHP
Zach Eflin – RHP
Tom Eshelman – RHP
Cole Irvin – LHP
Brandon Leibrandt – LHP
Yacksel Rios – RHP
Tom Windle – LHP

Catchers
Logan Moore
Nick Rickles

Infielders
Alexi Amarista
Dean Anna
Matt McBride
Joey Meneses
Jesmuel Valentin
Mitch Walding

Outfielders
Collin Cowgill
Dylan Cozens
Danny Ortiz
Andrew Pullin
Roman Quinn

Chuck Hixson

Chuck has a wide and varied background in covering sports both locally and nationally. Living in the Lehigh Valley area of Pennsylvania, Chuck has the distinction of being the only person to have covered both the Lehigh Valley IronPigs and Lehigh Valley Phantoms in every season of their existence. Chuck began covering sports in 1998 when he was the first program director and morning host at WTKZ-AM in Allentown, Pennsylvania when the station switched to an all sports format. Chuck produced the stations coverage of the Allentown Ambassadors baseball team, which played in the independent Northeast League. From there, Chuck was the editor and writer of Pinstripes magazine, covering Phillies baseball. That led to Chuck founding Philly Baseball Insider in 2003. Chuck has done freelance work for national entities such as USA TODAY, CBS, FOX Sports, Washington Times and others.

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